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  1. #11
    Most acoustic amps have a tweeter of sorts in them. If you play too loud and especially if you have a pedal to boost or overdrive the sound, you run the risk of burning out the tweeter.
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  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by dbirchett View Post
    Most acoustic amps have a tweeter of sorts in them. If you play too loud and especially if you have a pedal to boost or overdrive the sound, you run the risk of burning out the tweeter.
    yah, thats kind of what i was afraid of.
    so we went out & found a new Marshall, one of these new (very new) models with electronics i dont understand & effects she can download.
    anyhow, we're in the process of moving again, so it'll be at least another month before we can get the music room straightened out to where we can find all our stuff.
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    Good choice. The G600 Aspen I just got sounds much better with an electric guitar than the G300 Tamarack does, but I wouldn't dare put an overdrive in front of it for the reasons mentioned above, though on those it's easy enough to disconnect the tweeter.

    She'll have way more fun with a modern electric guitar amp.

    Was it a Marshall Code? Those are pretty cool. I played with one at GC for a while but didn't play with any of the downloading capabilities. That's where it's at these days, though. Even with my Axe-FX i rarely build my own patches - I find someone who already built what I want and download it. Gotta love the Internet!

    As an old-school tube amp snob who's built his own amps and has also all but converted to digital with an Axe-FX (or two), I'm here to tell you that digital modeling has come a loooong way in the past 5-10 years. I bet she'll get a lot of mileage out of that amp.
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    Hi GAD! sorry about taking so long here--just plain bad luck with houses & moving--
    yes its a marshall code we got for her to play around with when we finish fixing up her yammi pacificia she found in a carbondale pawn shop
    was hoping to be all unpacked & settled until i landed back in the hospital for a while, then mold was found in the house so we never did get to unpack
    & we're tying to find another place we can fit in
    She's really looking foreward to playing around with that amp (& guitar)--shes quite a bit more tech savvy than i am. by a long shot
    & im excited by her her excitement about it
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    I've recently played through a Roland Blues Cube, a Boss Katana and a little Yamaha THR10. All great sounding modeling amps. The Roland and Katana in particular have lovely clean sounds and handle pedals well. The Katana offers huge bang per buck with its array of built-in effects. All three are straightforward and easy to use gizmos, though the Katana and Yamaha allow some menu diving via computer link. No smartdevice access, though…a deal killer for me. The Yamaha has been around for awhile, but IMO there's no excuse in the Katana's case for not supporting phones and tablets. Hopefully with the next rev…

    I can see myself in the not too distant future selling off my pile of tube amps, maybe just keeping a Champ or two, and replacing 'em with a modeler.

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    I play my DeArmond Starfire Special thru my Crate Acoustic 125D and it works great, I just tweak it differently than when I plug in my acoustics.
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    I have a Roland Micro Cube that I take with me when meeting people for guitar sales. Awesome little amp.

    I played a solo thing with a Vox VT30 back in 2010 (with a Guild X170T!) and it freaking rocked so hard I wrote a review of it: http://www.gad.net/Blog/2010/07/20/v...ix-amp-review/




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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    I have a Roland Micro Cube that I take with me when meeting people for guitar sales. Awesome little amp.

    I played a solo thing with a Vox VT30 back in 2010 (with a Guild X170T!) and it freaking rocked so hard I wrote a review of it: http://www.gad.net/Blog/2010/07/20/v...ix-amp-review/
    I have an older Vox VT50 2x12 (not the more common 1x12) after starting with the VT30. It's one of the few non-all-tube amps in my arsenal. Incredibly versatile.
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    I use my electric and acoustic thru my Crate CA-125 with the band, but it's a pretty big amp with lots of headroom. In fact my other guitar player has the exact same amp and we put them in tandem. If I'm gigging alone with amplification it's my D-25M with the Fishman Acoustic Loudbox 60, much lighter to tote around.
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